For a change, Knicks' defense didn't rest

Stoudemire's and Anthony's defensive efforts keyed Bockers' big win in South Beach

Updated: February 28, 2011, 11:30 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

MIAMI -- Chauncey Billups was the small-picture protagonist in the most important victory for the New York Knicks in 10 years, mocking the notion that he was some beaten-down buggy hitched to Carmelo Anthony's supersonic ride.

Billups remains the same proud championship quarterback he's always been, so he hardly surprised himself when he made the endgame steals and runner and 3-pointer that the world's most gifted player, LeBron James, could not make.

But the most significant ...

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